Event Type: Play
‘Artifice’ is an original, dark satirical play written and directed by Amaan Ahmad. Set in a contemporary world, Artifice is about a struggling 'Artist' who goes through numerous ordeals to have his work recognized in a world infested by pseudo-artists. He meets his neighbor who is extremely self-satisfied, narcissistic and belongs to the pseudo-community. Believing herself to the best poet of the century, the neighbor thrives on creating mediocre content bordering on clichés and ultimately gets awarded for it. The play juxtaposes real art with second-rate, widely accepted work of clichés, highlighting the dark and despondent situations faced by these struggling artists, incarcerated in a phony domain of 'powerful nobodies'. We see the appearance of the ‘Postman’ as a painful reminder of the dark reality masked in black humor. Finally, one day, the Artist receives a letter inviting him to exhibit his artworks. Watch the play to live through a multitude of episodes that circle the Artist’s reality.